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Explore Nature Worship at the Foot of Sacred Mt. Fuji


An English-speaking guide takes you on a tour of tradition, history, and natural beauty


The symbol of Japan and famed for its beauty, Mt. Fuji is also a sacred destination that has been the object of nature worship since ancient times. Get a deeper sense of the mountain's significance through a private guided tour of historical and cultural spots associated with Mt. Fuji worship.

The Funatsu Lava Tree Molds are striking lava caves that resemble the interior of a human body. The deepest part is known as the "womb" for its appearance; pilgrims would enter wishing for a symbolic rebirth.

Stop by at the former residence of the Togawa Family, a structure with 250 years of history that was used as an accommodation once for pilgrims passing through. The owner, who is an oshi (a person who offers his house for the pilgrims, and in the past helped spread Mt. Fuji worship), will gladly teach you about the historical and religious role of Mt. Fuji.



You'll also visit Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen-jinja shrine, regarded as one of the most important bases of Mt. Fuji worship. Pilgrims have visited this place for centuries to purify themselves and pray for a safe pilgrimage.

For lunch, you'll dine on local delicacies like Yoshida udon noodles. With your English-speaking guide offering Japanese hospitality from beginning to end, this tour is a great way to see another side of Japan's most famous mountain.

Access: From Tokyo Station, take the Chuo Line train to Shinjuku Station (about 14 minutes), then transfer to the limited express train for Kofu Station (about one hour 35 minutes). From Kōfu Station, buses, trains, and taxis are available to the various destinations.



Fuji Five Lakes Area—a small trip around the footprints of faith (Yamanashi Tourism Organization)


2-4 Kamiyoshida, Fujiyoshida-shi, Yamanashi-ken, in Fujikyuko Fujisan Station


4 hours or more




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